EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s
Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL), Ts”Kel
Leslee White-Eye is a committed champion of Indigenous education. As a former teacher at her home community school at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation she has seen first hand the challenges faced by First Nation schools and their successes when a culture-based education program is implemented. She is also the former Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and understands the difficult road that is nation-to-nation relations in Canada for those in pursuit of UNDRIP Article 14. Prior to being Chief, Leslee was an Education Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Education writing curriculum, supporting school boards in Indigenous education and coordinating the development of the first two Native Studies textbooks to be added to the Trillium List, Ontario’s approved textbook list. Leslee was honoured to receive an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from Western University. She earned her Political Science and Master of Education degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and her teaching degree at Nipissing University in North Bay. She currently sits as an Independent Trustee on Wasauksing First Nation’s M’tigo Min Trust. And is a board member of Kings’ University College in London, Ontario and board member of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). She is Anishinaabe Ojibwe Kwe, mother, wife and community advocate for all things resulting in collaborative problem-solving.